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David Chomowicz and Esther Ready Collection

This is a unique group of more than 4000 LPs and 78rpm discs, the vast majority pressed in Latin America or the Caribbean. Of special interest are the hundreds of Cuban recordings and more than a thousand Tango discs from Argentina. Of note is the pristine condition of most of the recordings and the many hand-decorated covers that the donor made for 78rpm discs that were originally issued in generic corporate sleeves.

Mr. Chomowicz, who inherited the recordings from a collector friend, and out of respect for the collector and his passion for music, resisted numerous offers to sell the collection. David saw the value to preserve the material for posterity and donated it to The ARChive of Contemporary Music in 2017.

Mr. Chomowicz is a creative professional working in video, print and multimedia in New York City. His design awards and honors include National & Chapter Emmy Awards and numerous awards from The New York Art Directors Club, BDA/Promax, Communication Arts and the AIGA.

Donation item at archive.org/details/Chomowicz-04262017


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by Xiomara Alfaro; Adolfo Guzman y su Orquesta; Cora Sanchez Agramonte
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Performer: Xiomara Alfaro; Adolfo Guzman y su Orquesta Writer: Cora Sanchez Agramonte Cancion; Grabado en Cuba. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated eliptical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 482.0, Rolloff: -13.75. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied...
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Topics: 78rpm, Latin
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Claude Robin; B. Joss; Fontemoy; Giraud
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Performer: Claude Robin; B. Joss Writer: Fontemoy; Giraud Bolero. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix...
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Topics: 78rpm, Latin
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Pierre Miguel; Pierre Dorsey & His Orch.; Testani; Mery; Chabrier
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Performer: Pierre Miguel; Pierre Dorsey & His Orch. Writer: Testani; Mery; Chabrier Ritmico Bolero. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Latin
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Xiomara Alfaro; Adolfo Guzman y su Orquesta; Luis Aguirre Pinto
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Performer: Xiomara Alfaro; Adolfo Guzman y su Orquesta Writer: Luis Aguirre Pinto Cancion Blues; Grabado en Cuba. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated eliptical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 482.0, Rolloff: -13.75. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Popular Music
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Xiomara Alfaro; Adolfo Guzman y su Orquesta; Caldas; Cavaleanti
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Performer: Xiomara Alfaro; Adolfo Guzman y su Orquesta Writer: Caldas; Cavaleanti Marcha; Grabado en Cuba. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated eliptical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 482.0, Rolloff: -13.75. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Latin
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Xiomara Alfaro; Adolfo Guzman y su Orquesta; G. Malgoni; A. Perrone
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Performer: Xiomara Alfaro; Adolfo Guzman y su Orquesta Writer: G. Malgoni; A. Perrone Cancion Blues; Grabado en Cuba. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated eliptical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 482.0, Rolloff: -13.75. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been...
( 3 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Popular Music
Source: 78